Young souls, in such pleasant delirium as hers, are as unsympathetic as butterflies sipping nectar.George pseudonym of MaryAnn Evans Eliot
His body was as straight as Circe's wand; Jove might have sipped out nectar from his hand.Christopher Marlowe
Weak withering age no rigid law forbids,With frugal nectar, smooth and slow with balm,The sapless habit daily to bedew,And give the hesitating wheels of lifeGliblier to play.john armstrong
Religion can never reform mankind because religion is slavery. It is far better to be free, to leave the forts and barricades of fear, to stand erect and face the future with a smile. It is far better to give yourself sometimes to negligence, to drift with wave and tide, with the blind force of the world, to think and dream, to forget the chains and limitations of the breathing life, to forget purpose and object, to lounge in the picture gallery of the brain, to feel once more the clasps and kisses of the past, to bring life's morning back, to see again the forms and faces of the dead, to paint fair pictures for the coming years, to forget all Gods, their promises and threats, to feel within your veins life's joyous stream and hear the martial music, the rhythmic beating of your fearless heart. And then to rouse yourself to do all useful things, to reach with thought and deed the ideal in your brain, to give your fancies wing, that they, like chemist bees, may find art's nectar in the weeds of common things, to look with trained and steady eyes for facts, to find the subtle threads that join the distant with the now, to increase knowledge, to take burdens from the weak, to develop the brain, to defend the right, to make a palace for the soul. This is real religion. This is real worship.robert g. ingersoll
She is mine own, And I as rich in having such a jewel As twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl, The water nectar, and the rocks pure gold.Valentine, scene iv
The gruel that children’s little hands have stirredIs sweeter than nectar.thiruvalluvar
Even a wise man comes to grief and feels depressions if he imparts instructions to a foolish disciple or when maintains a wicked wife or when comes in close contact with the miserable. A wicked wife, a foolish friend, an ill tongued servant and a house infested with serpents will undoubtedly bring death. One should save money against hard times, save his wife against spending or sacrificing the money and one should save self at the cost of the wife and the riches. Save your wealth against unforeseen calamities without thinking that a rich man has no fear of calamity. Wealth has supple legs. Even saved riches are destroyed. One should not inhabit a country where one gets no respect, no opportunity to earn once’s livelihood, where one has no friends or relatives, or from where one can not acquire knowledge. Test a servant while on his duty, and a relative in difficulty, test a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune. He is a true friend and sincere relative who cooperates and stands by in time of need, depression, misfortune, famine, a war, in a king’s court, or at he crematorium (the place of last rituals where the dead are put on a pyre). He who opts out for an uncertain thing leaving behind the certain things, loses that which is in possession and fails to get what is already perishable. If there is nectar in poison, it should be extracted; if gold is fallen in filth it should be taken out, washed and kept; if a low-born person possesses knowledge, he should be treated respectfully; in the same way a girl in the family of evil-doers be accepted, if she possess virtuous qualities. Women eat double than men. They have four times more wisdom than men, they have six times more courage, and eight times more sensual urge than men. Untruthfulness, rashness, guile, stupidity, avarice, unseemliness, and cruelty are a women’s natural flaws. It is a boon of extraordinary austerities to get healthy and delicious dishes, to eat them and to have a strong system to digest them, to have a beautiful socially accepted wife and to be virile in her company, and to have a longing and mental set up for charity in prosperity. All these are boons. In Essays Steven J. Rosen (June 2012). The Agni and the Ecstasy: Collected Essays of Steven J. Rosen . Arktos. pp.:;201–. ISBN 978-1-907166-79-2. :;Attributed without citation in Hindi translation at Chanakya Quotes About Religious Austerities. ????? ??????? ??????????. Retrieved on 25 November 2013.[ ]
The gruel that children’s little hands have stirred Is sweeter than nectar.Verse VII.2
I have carefully measured the proboscis of a specimen of [Neococytius] cluentius from South America in the collection of the British Museum, and find it to be nine inches and a quarter long! One from tropical Africa ([Xanthopan] morganii) is seven inches and a half. A species having a proboscis two or three inches longer could reach the nectar in the largest flowers of Angræcum sesquipedale, whose nectaries vary in length from ten to fourteen inches. That such a moth exists in Madagascar may be safely predicted; and naturalists who visit that island should search for it with as much confidence as astronomers searched for the planet Neptune - and they will be equally successful!alfred russel wallace
So long as you are a slave to the opinions of the many you have not yet approached freedom or tasted its nectar… But I do not mean by this that we ought to be shameless before all men and to do what we ought not; but all that we refrain from and all that we do, let us not do or refrain from merely because it seems to the multitude somehow honorable or base, but because it is forbidden by reason and the god within us.Julian, As quoted in The Works of the Emperor Julian (1923) by Wilmer Cave France Wright, p. 47
Horsed upon hippogriffs, the hags of night Shall come to visit me; and once an age Some desperate wight, or wizard, gaunt and grey, Shall seek this spot by help of hidden lore, To ask of things forgotten or to come. But who, beholding me, shall dare defy The wrath of Jove? Since vain is wisdom's boast, And impotent the knowledge that o'erleaps The dusky bourne of time. Twere better far That gods should quaff their nectar merrily, And men sing out the day like grasshoppers , So may they haply lull the watchful thunder .hartley coleridge
Bloom, O ye Amaranths! bloom for whom ye may, For me ye bloom not! Glide, rich streams, away! With lips unbrightened, wreathless brow, I stroll: And would you learn the spells that drowse my soul? Work without Hope draws nectar in a sieve, And Hope without an object cannot live.Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Success is counted sweetest By those who ne'er succeed. To comprehend a nectar Requires a sorest need. Not one of all the purple Host Who took the Flag today Can tell the definition So clear of Victory As he defeated dying On whose forbidden ear The distant strains of triumph Burst agonized and clear!emily dickinson
Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I'll not look for wine. The thirst that from the soul doth rise Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine. I sent thee late a rosy wreath, Not so much honoring thee As giving it a hope that there It could not withered be. But thou thereon didst only breathe, And sent'st it back to me; Since when it grows and smells, I swear, Not of itself, but thee.Ben Jonson
England has to fulfill a double mission in India: one destructive, the other regenerating – the annihilation of old Asiatic society, and the laying the material foundations of Western society in Asia… When a great social revolution shall have mastered the results of the bourgeois epoch… and subjected them to the common control of the most advanced peoples, then only will human progress cease to resemble that hideous, pagan idol, who would not drink the nectar but from the skulls of the slain.karl marx
Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.john muir
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Work Without Hope, Stanza 2
Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.Samuel Taylor Coleridge, "Work Without Hope", 1825
What visionary tints the year puts on, When falling leaves falter through motionless air Or numbly cling and shiver to be gone! How shimmer the low flats and pastures bare, As with her nectar Hebe Autumn fills The bowl between me and those distant hills, And smiles and shakes abroad her misty, tremulous hair!James Russell Lowell, An Indian Summer Reverie.
Though in heav'n the trees Of life ambrosial fruitage bear, and vines Yield nectar.John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book V, line 426
Who and from where are you Dionysus ? Since by the true Bacchus, I do not recognize you; I know only the son of Zeus. While he smells like nectar, you smell like a goat. Can it be then that the Celts because of lack of grapes Made you from cereals? Therefore one should call you Demetrius, not Dionysus, rather wheat born and Bromus, Not Bromius.As quoted in The Barbarian's Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe (2005) by Max Nelson, p. 28. In this epigram, Julian mocked the beer of the Germans and Celts as disgusting in comparison with wine.
So long as you are a slave to the opinions of the many you have not yet approached freedom or tasted its nectar… But I do not mean by this that we ought to be shameless before all men and to do what we ought not; but all that we refrain from and all that we do, let us not do or refrain from merely because it seems to the multitude somehow honorable or base, but because it is forbidden by reason and the god within us.As quoted in The Works of the Emperor Julian (1923) by Wilmer Cave France Wright, p. 47
Tantra is the original spiritual science first taught in India. 'Tan' is a Sanskrit root which signifies "expansion", and 'Tra' signifies "liberation." Thus, Tantra is the practice which elevates human beings in a process in which their minds are expanded. It leads human beings from the imperfect to the perfect, from the crude to the subtle, from bondage to liberation. Tantra is more than just a collection of meditation or yoga techniques. There is a particular world-view associated with it. According to Tantra, struggle is the essence of life. The effort to struggle against all obstacles and move from the imperfect to the perfect is the true spirit of Tantra. Today Tantra is shrouded in mystery and there are many misconceptions about it. To understand the source of these misconceptions it is important to examine the "5 Ms". The first M is known as Madya . It has two meanings. One meaning of madya is "wine" For those at a higher level of development Madya has another meaning, it refers not to wine but to a divine nectar. Another of the five Ms is Mamsa . One meaning of Mamsa is meat. For those who ate much meat. For the subtle practitioner of Tantra, mamsa refers to the tongue and the spiritual practice of controlling one's speech. Matsya, the third of the Ms, refers to fish. For the physically minded practitioner Shiva applied the same instruction regarding fish as he did with wine and meat. In spiritual or subtle Tantra the "fish" refers to two subtle nerves which run up the body, starting at the base of the spine and crisscrossing each other and ending in the two nostrils. These nerves are known as the w:Nadi (yoga)ida and pingala . By the science of breath control, Pranayama , the currents of the nerves are controlled and the mind becomes calm for meditation . This is the Matsya of the spiritual practitioner. R?mabhadr?c?rya meditating on the banks of Mandakini river with fingers folded in the Chin Mudr?.By Sir John Woodroffe in p.134 (Tantra: The Science of Liberation)
Another glorious day, the air as delicious to the lungs as nectar to the tongue.John Muir, My First Summer in the Sierra (1911).
I ne'er could any lustre see In eyes that would not look on me; I ne'er saw nectar on a lip But where my own did hope to sip.Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The Duenna (1775), Air, Act I, scene 2.
Twere better far That gods should quaff their nectar merrily, And men sing out the day like grasshoppers, So may they haply lull the watchful thunder.Hartley Coleridge, Poems (1851), "Prometheus".
The bee is enclosed, and shines preserved, in a tear of the sisters of Phaeton, so that it seems enshrined in its own nectar. It has obtained a worthy reward for its great toils; we may suppose that the bee itself would have desired such a death.Martial, Epigrams (c. 80-104 AD), Book IV, Epigram 32. (For same idea see Ant, Fly, Spider; also Pope, under Wonders).
The thirst that from the soul doth rise, Doth ask a drink divine; But might I of Jove's nectar sup, I would not change for thine.Ben Jonson, The Forest, To Celia.
All the heart was full of feeling: love had ripened into speech, Like the sap that turns to nectar, in the velvet of the peach.William Wallace Harney, Adonais.
Using the image of a snake for the ego he (Ashtavamka asks, you think you are the doer, so has the black serpent of ego bitten you? Whenever you think you must do, he says you have been bitten by the snake of ego. By not doing the doer, you drink the nectar of trust and can be happy.In Manuel Schoch (1 January 2007). Bitten by the Black Snake: The Ancient Wisdom of Ashtavakra. Sentient Publications. p. 35. ISBN 978-1-59181-060-5.